🎃Ian Curran🎃

🎃Ian Curran🎃

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Ex video store alum. RIP Xtravision

Put some respect on the 3 ⭐️ movie!

Favorite films

  • When Harry Met Sally...
  • The Shining
  • Rounders
  • Scream

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  • Dawn of the Dead

    ★★★★

  • Hellraiser

  • Diamonds Are Forever

    ★★

  • The Cabin in the Woods

    ★★★★

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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★★

    ”…death has come to your little town.”

    The brilliance of Halloween—whats gotten lost or misunderstood in the intervening decades— is the context of the film and the emotional zeitgeist in which it was made.

    I firmly believe that most directors—any creative type really—only have a ten to twelve year period where they can seem relevant. I think that fertile period comes from the fact that, for a brief period of time, we are effortlessly engulfed in the culture and emotional…

  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★★

    ”Dad? You’d never hurt Mom and me, wouldja?”

    The test of a horror movies greatness is being able to revisit it time and time again even though you’ve habituated to the scares. The Shining is a horror movie whose brilliance is compounded—not diminished—through reengagement.

    Discussing The Shining is tricky; no one wants to go full Room237 when trying to interpret it, but at the same time there’s more to this film than just aesthetics and the surface layer of ghosts…

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  • Dawn of the Dead

    Dawn of the Dead

    ★★★★

    ”We’re going to the mall.”

    The movie that tricked me into believing Snyder was a great director. While I’m not a fan of Zack’s work, this remains a banger.

    With the help of James Gunn, Snyder was able to combine the most frightening aspects of 28 Days Later with the most interesting parts of the original Dawn of The Dead. I also love the way the film captures the macro and micro world destruction throughout the course of the movie.

    Snyder mightn’t be a great script writer, but he’s pretty decent at visualising and executing someone else’s script.

  • Hellraiser

    Hellraiser

    World’s worst porno.

    Some great special effects but the story and acting are hollow. It genuinely feels like some twisted BDSM fan fiction you’d find in the darkest corners of the internet.

    Im not against crudeness or vulgarity, but when it’s done solely to titillate and shock it feels masturbatory.

    Not my cup of tea.

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  • The Many Saints of Newark

    The Many Saints of Newark

    I try to avoid hyperbole as much as I can, but Im 100% guilty of waxing lyrical about things that move me, or with stuff I deem important.

    It’s not an exaggeration to say The Sopranos is one of the greatest TV shows ever made—that’s just consensus. Where I run the risk of jumping from effusive to full blown atomic hyperbole, is when I say The Sopranos is one of the most important pieces of art from the last 100…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★

    An epic in the truest sense of the word.

    This movie is dense—like double chocolate cake dense—but surprisingly doesn’t feel its runtime. The story moves at a steady pace while building an intricate world with a strong mythology.

    I was initially put off by the messiah storyline, it’s been done to death, but Denis’s mastery of aesthetics and sound design kept me engaged long enough to get past my initial concerns.

    Side note, Denis’s ability to stage and shoot heroism…